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BREAKING: Jim Thome selected for Baseball Hall of Fame

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -

Peoria native, Jim Thome, gets the call to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility.  

Thome's career highlights is one to rival the likes Bonds, Ruth, and, McGwire. His 612 career home runs ranks 8th in MLB history and fans consider him one of the best hitters in baseball history. 

Thome and his family will be flying to Cooperstown Thursday for a special press conference. 

He will officially be inducted into the hall of fame on the final weekend of July.

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